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Bsa Breakdown Rear Sight Blade

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Spook696969, May 4, 2021.

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    It looks the same as my old mk1 Airsporter E1706106-C04C-4888-B29A-9BD142B26498.png
     
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    the 'h' and 'u' refer to as being viewed from above, these are from knibbs,first is the h section to the right,the other is the u bsa-std-rearsight-blade-h_1(1).jpg , bsa-std-rearsight-blade-u_1(1).jpg
     
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    Thanks for that clarification beazly.

    From the photo taken from a position above the rifle, it looks like mine is the U section.....?


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    i would concur but maybe somebody wll know for sure,your fix looks o.k for now,by the way a bit of oil and the finest wirewool will get your gun looking nice,i have one the same,atb
     
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    Thanks for the tip, Beazly, I will give it a try.

    This BSA air rifle was found in my late father's gun cabinet.
    My brother was left his three shot guns.
    There was a modern telescopic air rifle, he used for squirrel control, which my brother wanted, plus we found the BSA Breakdown & Webley prewar Mk 1 pistol. We didn't know he had those or where he got them from.
    So I had those, as I like old things. Glad I did now as I am enjoying them.



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    The new rear sight arrived from John Knibbs International this morning.

    A bit of fettling to get the adjustment screw to turn under the sight blade.

    All done now, so out for a test shoot.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    i see your breakdown has the banding on the tube, this was not on the first earlier model,also iirc the rifling is the opposite way round to other bsas,
    atb and enjoy your shooting,these are going up in value fairly quickly from the prices i see them advertised for,they are much better guns than the cadets which came after.
    atb,
     
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    Can you explain the "banding on the tube " .
     
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    in the pic in post 7 you can see it about 1/3rd of an inch back from the breech,the earlier model had a smooth tube but the 2nd had the little patterned band,probably to aid production/costs,
    of course i may have it completely the wrong way round,
     
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    Here are some more pictures of the banding for you.
    I believe the serial number dates it to circa 1938/9[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Splendid , many thanks .
     

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